Tag Archive: Luca di Montezemolo

Sep 19

Furious Alonso threatens to reveal source of rumours

Fernando Alonso was “visibly upset” on Thursday as he angrily slammed the latest silly-season speculation about his future.

2014-06-07_0248 That is the claim of Spain’s EFE news agency, reporting that the Spaniard clearly feels the leaks are being originated not only from Italy, but from within Ferrari itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Marchionne attitude ‘positive’ for Ferrari – Surer

An F1 pundit thinks long-time president Luca di Montezemolo’s departure is good news for Ferrari.

2012-06-10_0424 Marc Surer, a Swiss former grand prix driver, thinks the early noises being made by Montezemolo’s successor Sergio Marchionne are honest and positive. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Ferrari’s business success unrelated to F1 – Montezemolo

Maranello marque’s iconic leader is stepping down

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo says there is no correlation between Ferrari’s successes as a business as opposed to success in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Alonso source says Montezemolo exit ‘changes nothing’

Sources close to Fernando Alonso insist this week’s news from Maranello will not affect his future.

2014-06-07_1279 Even before long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s demise, and the shock death of his friend and sponsor, Santander’s Emilio Botin, Alonso was already being linked with a move to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

‘No discussions’ about Ferrari return – Brawn

Ross Brawn on Thursday played down reports connecting him with a return to formula one.

2013-06-08_1134 With his old boss Luca di Montezemolo stepping down at Ferrari, rumours have resurfaced that the next management shuffle at Maranello could feature an F1 comeback for Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Mercedes’ Bell ‘has met with Mattiacci’ – reports

Reports that Bob Bell’s future could be in red have resurfaced this week.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bob Bell 01 At around the same time Stefano Domenicali stepped down at Ferrari earlier this year, Mercedes technical director Bell’s split was also announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Statement from Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo

Montezemolo announces Ferrari exit

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo “Ferrari will have an important role to play within the FCA Group in the upcoming flotation on Wall Street. This will open up a new and different phase which I feel should be spearheaded by the CEO of the Group. Luca di Montezemolo has ended the intense speculation about his future by announcing his departure as Ferrari’s long-time president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Montezemolo accepts Ferrari at ‘end of an era’

All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

An obvious dispute is playing out between Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and his potential successor, Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne says even Montezemolo ‘can be replaced’

2012-06-10_0424 At Monza, Montezemolo half-heartedly denied increasingly insistent reports that he is set to step down and become boss of the Italian airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Montezemolo denial not stopping future rumours

“As usual, it’s about money”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo’s half-hearted denial on Saturday has not stopped rampant speculation about the long-time Ferrari president’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Monza’s F1 future remains in doubt

The comments sparked waves of worry among F1 fans and, in particular, the world-famous Tifosi.

GP2 - Monza As the F1 world rejoices at the historic, high speed and highly popular Monza, the future of the fabled Italian grand prix remains in serious doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

New rumours say Montezemolo stepping down

Speculation is rife that Luca di Montezemolo is on the verge of announcing his departure as Ferrari president.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Rumours Maranello’s long-time and charismatic figurehead is stepping down to head the Italian national airline Alitalia were rejected only recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Montezemolo slams ‘gossip’ about Ferrari drivers

Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed “unfounded gossip” about Fernando Alonso’s future at Ferrari.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo The Italian marque’s colourful president was responding to what he described as typical “summer” speculation that the Spaniard could be looking to end his contract early and switch to another team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Montezemolo rejects Ferrari quit reports

Luca di Montezemolo has rejected claims he could be set to quit his post as Ferrari president.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Reports late last week suggested the Maranello marque’s long-time and colourful figurehead had decided to leave Ferrari in order to lead the Italian national airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

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